Applying lessons from the 2020 SOPHE Advocacy Summit

Last fall, presenter, Samantha Mundt, attended the 2020 Advocacy Summit, her first SOPHE Advocacy Summit, which discussed the impacts of climate change on health. Her faculty advisor, Heidi Hancher-Rauch, also attended the conference and participated in the training to become a Climate Ambassador. Since then, the pair has worked together to apply what was learned.  This presentation will provide examples of how student and faculty attendees can work together upon their return to campus to implement what they learned during the Summit.

Shelby Flores-Thorpe, Med

current doctoral student

University of Texas Health Science Center's School of Public Health in Austin (UTHealth)

Shelby Flores-Thorpe, M.Ed is a current doctoral student at the University of Texas Health Science Center's School of Public Health in Austin (UTHealth). During her time with UTHealth, she has worked on the FRESH Austin project, helping to evaluate the effectiveness of different access strategies in Austin, Texas to further examine fruuit and vegetable purchasing, consumption, food insecurity, and weight status among residents. Shelby then transitioned to the Texas Research-to-Policy Collaboration project, a non-partisan network of health researchers in Texas that aims to bridge the gap between health researchers and policymakers by providing data-driven information to Texas policymakers' legislative priorities during the 2021 Texas Legislative sessions. Shelby is also a Graduate Teaching Assistant for UTHealth's School of Public Health, assisting with introductory and public health theory classes.


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